BS Mechanical Engineering Technology

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT USA

The Montana State University BS Mechanical Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,,  under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Mechanical Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Programs.

M&IE Department Mission and Vision Statements

The mission of the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department is to serve the State of Montana, the region, and the nation by providing outstanding leadership and contributions in knowledge discovery, student learning, innovation and entrepreneurship, and service to community and profession.

The Department's Vision is to be a leader in discovery, learning, innovation, and service through a focus on core competencies, multi-disciplinary collaborations, and investment in the Departmental community.  Within that context, the Mechanical Engineering Technology faculty has established the mission statement, objectives, and program outcomes stated below.

MET Program Mission

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) undergraduate program at Montana State University is to prepare students for successful Mechanical Engineering Technology careers, responsible citizenship, and continued professional growth.

MET Program Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program, strives to prepare graduates who:

     I.  Successfully establish themselves as professionals within a diverse range of engineering technology activities;

    II.  Conduct themselves ethically in all activities;

  III.  Contribute to industry and society, though service activities and/or professional organizations; and

   IV.  Advance in their profession, maintain currency within the profession, and demonstrate leadership qualities.


MET Student Outcomes 

The MET program seeks to produce graduates with a good foundation in engineering fundamentals as well as one strong in applications, design, problem recognition and resolution, project management, communication, and professional and ethical responsibility.  The program at MSU focuses on developing student expertise in the following areas: Engineering Fundamentals, Manufacturing Applications, Thermal/Environmental Sciences, and Mechanical Design.  The MSU MET program Educational Outcomes have been defined as:

  1. Fundamentals / Applications: Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Design: Demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  3. Communication: Demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Professional and Ethical Responsibilities: Demonstrate an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. Teamwork: Demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
  6. Experimentation: Demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
  7. Professional Preparation: Demonstrate an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

For purposes of this section, broadly-defined activities involve a variety of resources; use new processes, materials, or techniques in innovative ways; and may require extension of standard operating procedures.


MET Undergraduate Student Enrollment*

Year Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior Total
Fall 2023 66 61 56 61 244
Fall 2022 56 57 39 60 212
Fall 2021 60 39 29 88 216
Fall 2020 32 42 44 82 200
Fall 2019 34 38 53 85 210


*Data taken from the office of planning and Analysis, Report G: 

MET Undergraduate Student Graduation for Last Five Years

Academic Year Summer Fall Spring Total
2022 - 2023 6 14 18 38
2021 - 2022 1 29 24 54
2020 - 2021 3 16 24 43
2019 - 2020 2 13 29 44
2018 - 2019
0 19 31 50
2017 - 2018 0 17 35 52